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Holiday Tree Coloring Contest
Stop by Youth Services to participate in our tree coloring contest for the month of December. Be as creative as you can decorating and coloring your trees! Submit your entry by December 30. Winners in four different age groups will be announced by January 5th! All trees will be displayed along the library's stairway. Have fun and good luck!
Turkey Coloring Contest Winners
Congratulations to our turkey coloring contest winners! Winners were chosen from four age categories and we had so many creative entries. Be sure to pick up a holiday tree coloring contest sheet in Youth Services.
We Are Thankful...
We are thankful for those of you who participated in our "We Are Thankful..." display. You helped give our turkey feathers! There were many wonderful submissions, some of which included being thankful for family, friends, turkey, and of course the library!
Homeschooling Resources at Your Library
Youth Services put together a pamphlet of homeschooling resources available from the library. Inside you'll find helpful websites, book recommendations, and educational library programs for your homeschooling needs.
Check Out Our Playaway Collection
Browse our children's collection of Playaways and Playaway Views located in our audiobook section. Listen to your favorite audiobooks in a user friendly way and watch some fun, educational videos. Supply your own headphones and AAA battery and you're ready to listen! For more information on Playaway and Playaway Views, ask us at the Youth Reference Desk or visit Playaway.com.
We're On Pinterest!
Take a look at the library's new Pinterest page. You'll find boards that showcase our new children's books, program crafts, and more! Follow us to stay up-to-date on what's happening at the library!
Why Libraries Matter
We invite you to read an article on the importance of libraries written by Dr. Peggy Sharp Chamberlain. Dr. Peggy Sharp Chamberlain is an experienced teacher and library media specialist who has received national awards for her creative teaching ideas.
Learning to read begins before your child starts school. The 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten ongoing program encourages you to read 1,000 books to your child before he or she enters kindergarten. Just read three books a day for one year and it will add up to over 1,000 books!
The guidelines are simple: Read together and write down the book titles in your reading log you received when you signed up. After every 100 books read, bring your reading log to the library so we can reward your child with a sticker or a prize and pick up the next reading log sheets. After finishing 1,000 books, your child will receive a book of their choosing to keep and a certificate! This program has no end date except when your child enters kindergarten.
Register now in the Youth Services Department!